6. Biologics in orthopedic repair
Patients can take months or years to recover from orthopedic surgeries. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic suggest that biologics – cells, blood components, growth factors and other natural substances – could replace or use the body’s own power to promote healing post-surgery.
Dr. Paul Saluan, a staff member in orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, said doctors want to use biologics appropriately to change immediate outcomes and long term outcomes.
The repair can be done at the point of surgery. It’s provided as a sponge device at the time of surgery, Saluan said.